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Taming the Sweet Tooth Challenge, Day 2
Monday, July 22, 2019      4 comments

I sort of accidentally signed up for the challenge to conquer sugar cravings. I should have taken the quiz first. What I really need is a challenge to increase fiber or decrease sodium. Even when I don’t add salt, the tracker sometimes shows... Read more
Is Sleep the Missing Piece of your Weight Loss Plan?
Sunday, July 21, 2019      7 comments

Weight loss is more difficult when you don't get enough sleep. - Spark Coach When I started here, I focused on losing weight. I was already exe... Read more
Inspiration from old blogs
Sunday, July 14, 2019      12 comments

Do you ever think about the old blogs written by Sparkers? Many of the blogs are timeless and so inspiring. It's too bad they disappear into a black hole and no one reads them again. There is such a wealth of knowledge in those blogs. Th... Read more
Salads, yum! Crisp and refreshing, perfect for Summer
Friday, July 12, 2019      9 comments

A crisp and crunchy salad is so refreshing on a hot Summer day. When I was younger, I felt cheated when someone served a salad as the meal, usually leaving me hungry shortly afterwards. The secret is to include a little protein for satiety. T... Read more
16 Pounds in 4 weeks
Wednesday, July 10, 2019      10 comments

June 11, 2019 - start of this personal challenge July 9, 2019 - Four weeks for me to see body changes August 6,2019 - Eight weeks for family an... Read more
I’ve never had this much fun losing weight and getting healthy!
Tuesday, July 09, 2019      10 comments

From Spark: Losing weight, getting fit and reaching other goals should not be a chore. Even adults don’t like chores, right? Instead, let’s make this a fun adventure. Fun is an important part of our program... I love hearing SparkPeople member... Read more
Independence Day weekend
Monday, July 08, 2019      8 comments

Another lovely holiday has come and gone. It's good to remember all the things that unite us as Americans. It's a time for family and country, fireworks and parades, ice cream and barbecues, and water fun. ... Read more
The journey continues... (and something for book lovers)
Wednesday, June 26, 2019      8 comments

I've been on a winning streak, motivation running higher for a couple of weeks. Yesterday was difficult. I don't know why. It was the kind of day that can throw me off track. It wasn't for lack of motivation. I woke tired. I had an urge to ... Read more
Light bulb moment?
Tuesday, June 25, 2019      9 comments

The pounds seem to come off more slowly as I age. Awhile ago I wondered how much weight I lost and gained each year. Instead of only looking at the net gain/loss for the year, what would happen if I added each daily loss separately and each... Read more
Speak to yourself with kindness and love
Saturday, June 22, 2019      7 comments

Hello, Summer. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. I am soaking in the warmth of this glorious sunshine. The wind is rustling the leaves of th... Read more
Treating my body right
Friday, June 21, 2019      7 comments

It was a wonderful day when the government came out with the DO NOT CALL option to stop all the unnecessary phone calls that haunted our days. Now if they could come with something similar for junk mail. Every day I get a handful of junk mail. ... Read more
My fight with the scale
Thursday, June 20, 2019      7 comments

individual.asp?blog_id=6589988 2BDYNAMIC wrote a blog (link above) about the scale. I agree with her. I don't want to feel bad if the scale doesn't cooperate. I want to... Read more
Happy happy happy. I lost weight on my trip!
Wednesday, June 19, 2019      12 comments

We just returned from another trip, and I'm doing a little happy dance. I lost 6.4 pounds since weigh-in last week! It was not a perfectly healthy meal plan but I celebrate the results! ... Read more
Thoughts for this week
Wednesday, June 12, 2019      4 comments

We leave for up north tomorrow. When we travel, it's restaurant meals, no home cooking. On weekdays we eat breakfast at a restaurant, then someone picks up something from a fast food restaurant for supper. On the weekend we have somethin... Read more
Lesson learned from a co-worker
Thursday, June 06, 2019      8 comments

When we were asked to do a new task at work, most of us would stand around grousing about it for a few minutes. By the time we got done complaining ... Read more

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